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Kathleen S. Renfroe

Lancaster, PA United States
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  • The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel

  • Flavia de Luce Series, Book 10
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop’s Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luce’s sister, Ophelia, is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. “A church is a wonderful place for a wedding”, muses Flavia, “surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar.” Flavia is not your normal 12-year-old girl, and she'll have her first case when there's an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia’s wedding cake: a human finger. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flavia does it again!

  • By Rebecca, the Untangled Writer on 01-23-19

Another great Flavia DeLuce

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-19

the series continues to be great. i like that the narrator has stayed the same throughout the series as she captures the precociousness of Flavia.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Man Called Ove

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior, there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning, a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For those who love a curmudgeon!

  • By Kathleen S. Renfroe on 01-10-19

For those who love a curmudgeon!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-19

i really enjoyed this story as the hard working curmudgeon describes many men in my family. i just was distracted sometimes unpleasantly by the music accompanying the story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,800

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please, have mercy and cut out the sound effects

  • By Areader on 11-29-18

victorian secrets

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Stephen Fry is a Gem of a narrator. He is funny, witty, and easy to listen to at any moment. Who knew that the victorians were not just prudes? I always thought that they were very very uptight. Interesting, enjoyable and informative was this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The War I Finally Won

  • By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 598

World War II continues, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, are living with their loving legal guardian, Susan, in a borrowed cottage on the estate of the formidable Lady Thorton - along with Lady Thorton herself and her daughter. Life in the crowded cottage is tense enough, and then, quite suddenly, Ruth, a Jewish girl from Germany, moves in. A German? The occupants of the house are horrified. But other impacts of the war become far more frightening. As death creeps closer to their door, life and morality during wartime grow more complex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite book!

  • By Suzanne Bruno on 12-14-17

The War I finally won

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

loved this book and the narration. details that mde you el a part of the story.